The Prime Minister Imran Khan has underlined that Pakistan and Sri Lanka had always stood by each other. He re-affirmed Pakistan’s steadfast support to Sri Lanka in future.
According to media reports, the Prime Minister has made these remarks while talking to Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Colombo on Wednesday.
On the occasion, the Prime Minister emphasized on the importance of building robust economic partnership between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, characterized by enhanced bilateral trade, investment and commercial cooperation. He also laid emphasis on deeper collaboration in diverse fields, particularly agriculture, tourism, science and technology, sports, education and culture.
During the meeting, the importance of sharing experiences in poverty alleviation was stressed and close cooperation between the two sides in the multilateral fora was re-affirmed.
The Premier highlighted that Pakistan has the potential of being a choice destination for religious tourism for Sri Lankan people. He particularly highlighted the rich Buddhist heritage of Pakistan.
In the regional context, Imran Khan has shared his vision of peace, development, and connectivity. He also emphasized the importance of regional cooperation through the platform of SAARC and the opportunities for regional prosperity through CPEC, the flagship project of the Belt and Road Initiative.
He extended a cordial invitation to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to visit Pakistan at the earliest convenience.